Monthly Archives: July 2010

My little depressing post of sadness

I never met evil before I moved to this house nearly 4 years ago.  I can make friends with any sort of person, and getting along is so ingrained in the way I was raised that it’s very nearly a … Continue reading

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My Beige Years

I never thought it would be so. I have always pictured myself as a person of colour, a person who needs warm shades surrounding me. Golds and greens have been my tones in this house, carefully matching into the stained … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

Actually, graduation has come and gone for Evan; grade 8, and Foster; grade 12.  In the packed weeks of June both boys received new ties and shirts, and borrowed shoes and graduated.  I am a maudlin mother, always tearing up … Continue reading

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Death and Red Currants

My friend Margaret’s sister died.  She was in her late 50’s and not well, ill with Crohn’s and many other ailments.  One of her friends called Margaret a few days ago to tell her she hadn’t been able to get … Continue reading

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Scatters

No Amber, just quartz!  Guilt gone, I can happily use the stones in my broken crockery mosaics.  Right now they are on the windowsill of my kitchen. Suddenly an intense urge to paint my diningroom and livingroom white.  Not stark … Continue reading

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Old Stuff and a few treasures

I’m not sure yet what the title will be, so I will write first and see what developes. The owner of the antique store where I work brought in some filthy pieces that someone had found in a barn.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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It’s been so hot…

… that the old tiles on my kitchen floor are buckling. A little part of me would love to peel them off, creating a project for John and I, but I am more cautious than I used to be. A … Continue reading

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